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Laquimah VanDunk has presented work at the University of Utah Marriott Center for Dance, Arizona State University, Bates College, Middlebury College, KUNST-STOFFarts in San Francisco and Chez Bushwick in Brooklyn, New York. She has spent six weeks for the last three summers studying at Bates Dance Festival. During which she worked as a residential counselor for the Bates Dance Festival Young Dancers Workshop.

As a performer, Laquimah VanDunk deeply seeks out exploring other artists and their creative process. During her time at the 2013 Bates Dance Festival in Lewiston, Maine, she had the pleasure and challenge of performing a Bridgman|Packer repertory dance piece and a new work, Drella, developed by Artist Raja Feather Kelly. Laquimah completed a three week South Arts Dance Touring Initiative with David Dorfman Dance's, Prophets of Funk, in April 2014. 

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Laquimah spent her formative years as a military brat, ultimately making her home in Atlanta, GA. While attending Dekalb School of the Arts, Laquimah studied under Pamela Jones-Malavé, Travis Gatling, Dr. Zelma Badu-Younge, Wanda Ebright, and Dean Williams. She was also a recipient of a full scholarship of study at Atlanta Ballet Centre for Education two years in a row.

In the greater Salt Lake City community, Laquimah has completed several community dance residencies and is currently working alongside Kim Schmit, University Neighborhood Partners, Northwest Middle School and the University Of Utah's Modern Dance department to create a partnership that provides community students a pipeline to dance in higher education and university graduate students a community focused assistantship. 

In the classroom, Laquimah has been able to use her various dance experiences and interactions to successfully teach non-major students Dance in Culture, Hip-Hop Dance and Dance Composition.